Ethan is big into skeletons these days. He picked out a skeleton skull at Target for $2 the other day and it has gone everywhere with us. He calls it Skeleton Pirate Boy and says it's his friend so, naturally, every skeleton he sees is also called the same. And because it's October, he sees a lot. I drew and cut out a skeleton skull and let Ethan glue it wherever he wanted and create the rest of the bones from q-tips. Since, to a two year old, little is cooler than using glue, he had a blast with this one.
SPIDER & SPIDERWEB
Because I can't not do one piece of handprint art (at least) per year, I thought this would be a fun activity, too. I picked up some yarn at Wal-Mart and Ethan got to work making a spiderweb. Once he was satisfied with his web, we painted his hands and made a handprint spider. His favorite part was gluing on the eyes (and, boy, did he choose a lot of eyes). When the spider was dry, we cut it out and glued it onto the web.